Update - Expired First Aid Training Certificates

Expired First Aid Training Certificates Effective September 15, 2020 St. John Ambulance Alberta will no longer honour a grace period for recertification of expired first aid certificates or extended completion period of the blended in-class assessments for certification. Six of our seven St. John Training Centres are now open in the Province. Our Fort McMurray location is currently providing classes in a temporary location due to flood damage to our Training Centre.


Resumption of in-class training - Covid-19

St. John Ambulance is pleased to announce our business resumption plan for in-class training. Starting on May 25, 2020, our Edmonton location will be piloting the in-class training in accordance with the policies and guidance from the Province of Alberta. On June 1, we will continue a phased-in approach across our other 6 locations.

Specialized Industry Courses

Checkout our First Aid and safety training courses for industry. H2S Alive (Hydrogen Sulphide) and Oxygen Administration are available. WHMIS and TDG are available online. The one-week Medical First Responder (MFR) is the perfect program for Fire Rescuers and the two-week Advanced First Aid is great for remote locations.

>>To find out more about our courses and to determine which one is right for you please visit us here

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) TBD

This course provides advanced level knowledge and skills to prepare students for the pre-hospital emergency care field. This course is approved by the Alberta College of Paramedics and meets the requirement for registration and examination at the EMR level. Approximately 100 hours of pre-course study is required prior to the class start date and is in addition to the scheduled class time. Minimum age: 18 years.
Pre-requisite: Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s license, current Standard First Aid with Level C CPR or HCP CPR and AED from an Alberta OH&S approved program, and High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
Certification Length: N/A. Course completion training card only. Students are required to register with the Alberta College of Paramedics and successfully complete the Provincial EMR exam for certification.

Note: Please note our EMR Program is undergoing re-development. The timeline for implementation of our new EMR program is TBA. As an alternative, consider the St. John Ambulance Advanced First Aid Program, an Alberta OH&S approved program designed for the workplace and anyone wanting advanced level training.

WHMIS Plus and Introduction to the GHS  $34.95 • online

This is a comprehensive course which meets the legislated general WHMIS training requirements for both federal and provincial/territorial workplaces. An additional module introduces participants to the GHS. The GHS module was updated September 2014 to include information about Health Canada’s proposed Hazardous Product Regulations which will replace the Controlled Product Regulations and revise WHMIS.

H2S Awareness Online Training  $49.95 • online

This online course will provide information which is required to properly recognize, assess, and control hazards that are associated with the H2S gas. The properties of H2S, the health hazards that are associated with exposure, the detection and monitoring methods, and acceptable exposure limits of H2S will be discussed throughout this course.

Joint Health & Safety Committees and Representatives Online Training  $124.95 • online

Our e-learning course will introduce the Alberta workforce to joint work site health and safety committees (HSCs) and health and safety representatives (H&S reps). This course was developed to aid employers and employees with their transition to comply with Alberta’s updated Occupational Health & Safety Act. Employers will meet their requirements by ensuring committee members and representatives are competently trained and participants will receive a two hour credit toward their annual mandatory training and a certificate of completion.

Did you know? As of June 1st, all Alberta employers must comply with Bill 30. If you own or run a business, you may need to establish a Joint Work Site Health & Safety Committee.  Learn more about Bill 30

Respectful Workplace: Preventing Harassment and Violence Online Training  $29.95 • online

This new mobile-responsive eLearning course uses a scroll-down interactive design, where the learner moves at their own pace. The goals of this course are to:

  • reduce incidents of bullying, harassment, discrimination, and workplace violence,
  • foster a culture of inclusion in workplaces, where employees feel not only tolerated, but welcome and respected, and
  • provide awareness-level content that meets employers’ legislated and regulatory requirements for training in respectful workplaces.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) $34.95 • online

TDG meets provincial road requirements and includes classification, identification and emergency response planning plus information on bulk transportation of hazardous waste. Min. age: 16 years

Cannabis Workplace Safety for Employees $39.95 • online

Cannabis safety awareness at work can’t be assumed. It’s the employer’s responsibility to make sure every employee understands what cannabis legalization means for them at work.

But developing employee cannabis safety education they’ll remember and use isn’t easy. Now, you can save time, money and fast-track to organization-wide cannabis awareness.

This online training will help employees understand the safety rationale behind workplace cannabis policies — so they make the right choices when it matters.

We’ve made learning cannabis safety easier and more engaging for all staff with relatable, scenario-based learning that engages critical thinking and makes the key concepts more memorable. These online modules are:

  • Interactive
  • Visual
  • User-friendly
  • Clear
  • Memorable
  • Self-paced
  • Time-effective
  • On-demand
  • Mobile-friendly

Cannabis Workplace Safety for Employers $79.95 • online

Learn how to manage cannabis legalization safety at your workplace

With cannabis legalization in Canada, workplace rules are due for a change. Previous policies on illicit substances often no longer apply — and that creates risks.

Your right as an employer to have a safe and effective workplace must now co-exist with your employees’ rights to consume cannabis legally and be accommodated for medical conditions.

Where do you draw the line? What do you need to know to update substance use policies and create cannabis safety programs that work?

Now, you can fast-track the process through online training that’s:

  • Interactive
  • Engaging
  • Visual
  • User-friendly
  • Clear
  • Memorable
  • Self-paced
  • Time-effective
  • On-demand
  • Mobile-friendly

To take this course, learners must first complete the foundational Employee Cannabis in the Workplace online training. 

Oxygen Administration   $105 • ONE HALF DAY
The Oxygen Administration course teaches the basics of providing supplemental oxygen during respiratory emergencies. Min. age: 16 years  Prerequisite: Standard First Aid current within 6 months

First Aid in the Wilderness $90, $155, $230 • 1,2 or 3 DAYS

This course trains participants to provide care to the sick and injured in remote settings and is appropriate for those working in, or traveling to, remote areas where immediate emergency medical services are difficult to obtain. There are three levels of Wilderness First Aid skills training that range from basic to advanced levels. The focus of the course is to adapt First Aid skills as needed, based on availability of supplies, the environment, and additional factors encountered in a remote setting. This course is intended to compliment wilderness survival training and does not replace it..

H2S Alive (Hydrogen Sulphide)  $170 • ONE DAY 

H2S Alive is intended for anyone working in an area where hydrogen sulphide may be present. Learn the properties of this poisonous gas, how to protect yourself from coming into contact with it, and what to do in emergencies. Min. age: 16 years

Marine First Aid – Basic Course   $160 • TWO DAYS

In this course, students will learn about Emergency First Aid procedures, CPR/AED for adults, Rescue Carries and Burns, basic Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Packaging and Transport, as well as gain an orientation to rescue kits found on board seafaring vessels. This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada. Min. age: 16 years

Marine First Aid – Advanced Course   $550 • FIVE DAYS

This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada and includes all the Basic Course components plus advanced First Aid procedures to assist with treatment of the most common off-shore medical conditions and emergencies. Students will also learn all levels of CPR, the use of an AED, moving and transporting casualties, airway management, and knowledge in topics including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and communications. Min. age: 16 years

In the middle of my EMR course still, but it's easy to see how solid the instructor is and how good they are at directing a class. Looking forward to the remainder of the class!!

Matt Gourlay

I came across St Johns Ambulance at the Outdoor and Adventure Travel Show and was reminded that it's about time I get recertified!!! 6 years ago I took the training with St Johns and a lot has changed since then. Chris was an amazing instructor! Was very happy with the training 😀

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